The Hounds and Outlaws have partnered with Rainbow Connections to grant the wish of 17-year old Drew Pointe. Rainbow Connections is a non-profit organization that helps bring happiness to children with life-threatening or terminal illnesses by granting them wishes. Drew wished to attend Hounds vs. Outlaws game and meet Charlotte’s starting goalie Adam Ghitelman as well as Denver defenseman Ken Clausen.
So here is a little bit about Drew. He was diagnosed with Burkitts Lymphoma in October of last year. This rare form of cancer attacks your blood cells, lymph nodes, as well as your bone marrow. He has been through a stiff course of chemotherapy and could have up to two more years of treatment. As a strong high school athlete, Drew participated with both the lacrosse and football programs at his school before beginning treatment.
They will have will have a very fun pack weekend ahead of them. After landing in Denver, Drew will get to attend the Hounds shoot-around where he will get to not only meet Ghitelman but also the rest of the Hounds team. The Hounds will be presenting Drew with a package of Hounds gear and apparel. Drew will then have the opportunity to have lunch with Ghitelman and Clausen, courtesy of Ellyngton’s at the Brown Palace. After lunch Drew and his family will get a tour of Sports Authority Field, the home of the Denver Outlaws, and will be allowed to watch the games from the sidelines.
“I could not be more honored to be a part of Drew’s wish with the Rainbow Connection,” Ghitelman said. “To be a part of such a strong-willed person’s life is something I will never forget. Drew is an inspiration to us all, and I hope to one day have the strength and courage that Drew exhibits. I cannot wait to meet Drew, his family, and friends.”